District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH)
07/14/19 4:00 PM ET
Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations for costs associated with expanding arts and humanities field trip opportunities for K-12 students in local public schools. Applicants are required to attend a workshop before applying. Funding is available for field trips related to film, dance, theater, music, and visual arts, and to support the cost of field trip tickets, transportation costs, professional development opportunities for classroom educators, and pre-/post-field trip workshops for students. Funding may also be allocated to necessary personnel support for the planning and implementation of the program. Field trip experiences are defined as those that take place during the traditional school day and require students to be transported to a cultural site to participate in a professional-quality performance, visual arts exhibition or humanities experience.
Organizations may submit one application to the grant program and must target one grade grouping. The following grade groupings are aligned with DCPS’ curricular framework for the arts:
-Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Dance or Music or Visual Arts
-3rd Grade – 5th Grade: Music or Visual Arts
-6th Grade – 8th Grade: Dance or Film or Theater
-9th Grade – 12th Grade: Film or Theater
An applicant’s submission should offer consideration to these goals:
-Provide access to comprehensive arts and humanities field trip experiences that work to advance student achievement in the District of Columbia;
-Create a strategic approach to the planning and delivery of field trip experiences and associated programming to students and teachers;
-Make authentic connections to curricular content / themes across targeted grade levels in collaboration with appropriate personnel at DCPS and DCPCS;
-Encourage collaboration between arts and humanities organizations and create the opportunity to build a “community of practice” between organizations within their discipline of specialty;
-Foster new relationships between arts and humanities organizations and public schools across the city; and,
-Demonstrate measurable impact of field trip experiences and associated programming on participating students and teachers.
-Include a comprehensive overview of the scope of program delivery to-date, if applicable and a strong programmatic plan for delivery of the proposed project. Programmatic details should include numbers of teachers and students served and their respective grades.
-Provide evidence of authentic connections to curricular themes in both arts or humanities and non-arts or humanities content for targeted grade level(s).
-Include sample syllabi / lesson plans for any professional development or workshops included in the scope of the application. Evidence of useful tools and strategies for classroom teachers to embed in their teaching practice should be included as part of any supporting documents or plans.
-Include testimonies from teachers, principals, parents / caregivers and students to support the success of field trip experiences and associated programs delivered by their organizations.
-Demonstrate evidence of student engagement in the activities offered as part of their program.
-Demonstrate the organizational capacity to manage and deliver the scope of the proposed program.
For examples of allowable costs, see: https://dcarts.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcarts/page_content/attachments/FY20%20Field%20Trip%20Experiences%20Guidelines%20.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 181794
Organizations may request up to $100,000.
The grant period is from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Grant funds may not be used for activities or expenses that occur outside of the grant period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://jlweb.co/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=4193775&p=6947885&g=6947905
David Markey, Arts Education Coordinator
Government of the District of Columbia
Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street, SE, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20003
Fax: (202) 727-4135
TTY: (202) 724-4493
USA: Washington, DC